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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 209994
Last updated: 15 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206B
Registration: VH-PLI
C/n / msn: 3287
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:20km SE of Tumut, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:20km SE of Tumut, NSW
Destination airport:20km SE of Tumut, NSW
Investigating agency: BASI
The helicopter was engaged in an agricultural spraying operation when it collided with a powerline at about 30 feet. It then pitched down, resulting in the main rotor blades severing the tail boom as the main rotor separated from the mast. The helicopter then impacted the ground and the pilot was able to vacate the aircraft with the assistance of a bystander.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BASI
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

28-Apr-2018 05:58 Pineapple Added

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